Umberto Eco on Writing a Thesis

All of this excerpt from Eco’s 1977 guide on writing a thesis is worth your time. Here’s an example:

Do not pretend to be Dante by saying that the poetic fury “dictates deep within,” and that you cannot surrender to the flat and pedestrian metalanguage of literary criticism. Are you a poet? Then do not pursue a university degree. 

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